- Player Count: 2
- Play Time: 20 Minutes
- Age: 8+
Inspired by the 1940s version of the classic war game that was a favourite of Prime Minister, Winston Churchill
This extra-special copy of L’Attaque has been released to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Gibsons, the family-owned, jigsaw puzzle and board game company that was founded on 15th May 1919. The box artwork has been carefully recreated to mimic an original version of the game, from the early 20th century. Inside the box are the original rules (as well as the modern version!) as a memento from the captivating and historic game from Gibsons’ archives.
L’Attaque was the first of the ‘big four’ military-themed, strategy-based games from Gibsons. It was printed and manufactured on their premises in Aldersgate Street, London, from the early 1920s until 1940, when the site was destroyed in The Blitz.
A game for two people, L’Attaque is played on a 9×10 square board with 36 soldiers in each army, which represents the French and the English. Players must strategically move their pieces to attack on alternate moves with the aim of capturing their opponent’s Flag. What’s more, they must use their Spy playing piece to seek out the Commander in Chief, the most valuable piece on the board besides the all-important Flag.
More info on BGG here.